Beyond Borders, Beyond DACA: A Forum on the Response to the Threat of Mass Deportation

Published September 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES – On Friday, September 15th, the highly respected east side community school, Anahuacalmecac will hostBeyond DACA, a community wide forum offering tools, resources, and healing to survive and thrive while pushing back against the country’s relentless anti-immigrant policy agenda.

Participants will have the opportunity to unpack assumptions and rethink the debate to act as an empowered community that differentiates fact from fiction. Beyond DACA aims to strengthen the school community’s capacity, confidence and ability to mobilize collective action in defense of the rights of indigenous people and immigrant communities.
This is the first of several opportunities presented by Semillas del Pueblo to promote parent leadership development through transformative education focused on mobilizing in defense of immigrant communities and indigenous people’s rights.
The panel of presenters brings combined expertise and leadership inlegal, policy, and grassroots organizing to dispel myths and misinformation about DACA. Guest panelists include the following:
1. National Legal Strategy: Irene Rivera, Education Justice Advocate. ACLU Southern California
2. Educational Leadership: Marcos Aguilar Executive Director, Semillas Sociedad Civil
3. Local Community Action & Resources: Mario Fuentes, Lead Organizer, LA Voice
4. Healing, Wellness & Caring: Angelica Herrera-Ramirez, School Psychologist, Anahuacalmecac
WHEN:
Friday, September 15, 20173:30 – 4:30pm
WHERE:
Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America
4736 Huntington Drive, S., Los Angeles, CA 90032
WHO:
Participants include parents of Anahuacalmecac schoolS and members of the community at-large.
WHY:
Saber es Poder. Knowledge is Power. Beyond DACA prepares students, and their parents to assume a leadership role as advocates armed with transformative knowledge, analysis, and collective power.

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